Tom Lawal

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Tom accepts instructions in all areas of housing law and has a growing reputation amongst instructing Solicitors nationwide. Tom has extensive experience in a wide range of housing matters and is regularly instructed to attend multi-day trials, committal applications, injunction and possession proceedings, in addition to drafting pleadings and advice on complex legal and factual matters. Tom is often instructed on cases involving substantial legal arguments on issues such as The Equality Act, Article 8, proportionality and Public Law matters.

Tom is particularly acknowledged for his affable manner with lay witnesses, his thorough preparation and his engaging court manner. Tom believes in a collaborative approach to each set of instructions and is more than willing to discuss the preparation and tactics to each case he is instructed in. This approach regularly leads to a narrowing of issues and favourably outcomes for his professional and lay clients. Passionate and committed, Tom is often praised for his meticulous and tactically astute approach to each and every set of instructions.

Tom is an active member of the housing law team and was a speaker at the team’s annual conference. He is willing to provide training in all areas of housing law.

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LL.B (Hons)

LL.M (International Human Rights)

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)

Prizes and Awards

Black British Business Awards 2015 – Leader of the Year for Professional Services

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2011 – Pupil Barrister of the Year

Undergraduate Law Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Law

Mayor of Greenwich Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education

National Holocaust Memorial Day Society: International Student Representative and the House of Commons Presentation Runner-up


Chambers & Partners 2019: “He is incredibly easy to work with. He also has great technical ability and excellent judgement.” “A fantastic advocate who is great at getting results for clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2018: “He is energetic and you can tell he has a good understanding of what’s going on. He’s also really good on his feet and gets on well with clients.” “His way of cross-examination is very charming and he also has a great eye for detail.”

Chambers & Partners 2017: “He’s a real fighter, who is very vivacious and very protective of his clients and witnesses when he’s in court.” “He has a great rapport with clients and offers sound, pragmatic advice.”

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